Science department spreads smiles in honor of beloved teacher

Science department spreads smiles in honor of beloved teacher

Jojo LaBrier, sports editor

September 13, 2019

Many of OHS’s science teachers were wearing smiley face t-shirts on Friday Sept. 13, in honor of the nine year anniversary passing of popular chemistry teacher, Mr. Ken Kolwyck.  Mr.Kolwyck passed away the evening of  Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010 from an unexpected heart attack when he was 63 ...

OHS Band Prepares for New Season

OHS Band Prepares for New Season

Cassandra Ludwig, editor

September 9, 2019

Last year, the OHS Marching Band placed first at three competitions, went to France to perform at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and marched in the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup parade. This year, the band has even more planned, and it all started with the MEMC (Metro East Marching Classic) on Sept. 7. ...

Social Studies Teacher Returns to OHS

Social Studies Teacher Returns to OHS

Kaitlyn Blanton, reporter

August 27, 2019

Last summer after finding out she was pregnant in February of 2018, OHS teacher Mrs. Kara Beck, had to take a break from working. But she wasn’t expecting to be out for the entire school year. Beck found out she was having twins in March after an ultrasound, and her doctors had discovered a number...

OHS Welcomes Hometown Hero

OHS Welcomes Hometown Hero

Jojo LaBrier, sports editor

August 26, 2019

OHS recently welcomed a hometown hero back to where it all started. On Aug. 19, Stanley Cup champion and 2007 OHS alumnus Patrick Maroon decided to give OHS a visit. He stopped by for an interview with students from the broadcast and newspaper programs. Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flye...

Auer leads students in javelin

Auer leads students in javelin

Isabella Thebeau, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Alivia Auer (12) participates in a unique sport that’s fairly new to OHS. The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m in length, is thrown. Auer started track in middle school, but didn’t compete in javelin until last year. “We just got it last year, an...

STUCO plans ‘Cookies, Kool-aid, and Cramming’

Cassandra Ludwig, editor

May 15, 2019

The past four years, Student Council (STUCO) has held “Cookies, Cocoa, and cramming” in the fall for students to study for finals in a relaxed atmosphere. Around 200 people attend this event each year. For the first time,  STUCO is introducing Cookies, Kool-aid, and Cramming on May 20 t...

Bui shares magic talents with OHS

Bui shares magic talents with OHS

Joey Miller, Reporter

May 9, 2019

Whether it’s in the classroom, hallway or cafeteria, Jacob Bui (12) always knows how to bring excitement to a crowd. Everywhere he goes Bui carries a deck of cards with him, always prepared to shock and amaze students. Bui is wrapping up his time at OHS, he will be graduating at the end of this ...

Ally McClung raises awareness for veterans

Ally McClung raises awareness for veterans

Isabella Thebeau, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Ally McClung (12) is in the STL CAPS program, more specifically in the Medical and Healthcare strand. It allows high school seniors to find a profession. In the Medical and Healthcare program, McClung was challenged to choose a cause that she was passionate about. She had to finish three component...

OHS has a new building principal

OHS has a new building principal

Kristin Kuchno, reporter

May 2, 2019

OHS students and staff will see a new face around the building starting in August.     On April 12, the school district announced Ms. Tamara Sunkett has been selected as OHS building principal for the 2019-2020 school year. She will replace Mrs. Jan Kellerman who is retiring after...

Ella Strickland returns for second year of baseball

Ella Strickland returns for second year of baseball

JoJo LaBrier, sports editor

April 30, 2019

For many, baseball is considered an all male sport. But not for a certain sophomore at OHS. This is the first time that the OHS baseball program has had a female returning player. Ella Strickland (10) grew up playing softball and baseball, and decided to try out for her high school team. Strickl...

Nurse Pam receives reward for outstanding service

Nurse Pam receives reward for outstanding service

Kathleen Seithel, Reporter

April 30, 2019

OHS nurse, Mrs. Pam Frederich, was recently named the recipient of the Missouri Association of School Nurses (MASN) Outstanding Service of a School Nurse Award, which is only given out to one nurse in the state each year. She was honored on April 6 at the MASN Spring Conference. Frederich, who p...

Two OHS students make top 100 students in Missouri

Two OHS students make top 100 students in Missouri

Kathleen Seithel, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Two OHS seniors have been named to the top Missouri Scholars list. Morgan Murphy and Meredith Bayer were among the 100 Missouri students to receive the honor this year. Considerable work goes into being a top Missouri Scholar. Students have to have a high GPA, take advanced classes in many subjec...

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